Doha, Oct 29: The screening of the movie "Osmitay" in Doha, Qatar was a significant and memorable event, which took place at Asia Town Cinema on October 27, organized by MCC Qatar. The presence of the lead actor, Ashwin D'Costa, added an extra layer of excitement and meaning to the event. "Osmitay," which translates to "identity," is a thought-provoking film that delves into the origin and identity of the Konkani language. The movie beautifully explores the journey of this language as it traversed through various regions, ultimately finding its home in the coastal regions of South India, including Mangalore.
In a world where the essence of languages is gradually diminishing, "Osmitay" stood out as a powerful reminder of the importance of preserving one's linguistic heritage. The film paid tribute to the tenacity of our ancestors in safeguarding and propagating the Konkani language. It called upon the audience to become torchbearers in their own right, advocating for the preservation of Konkani within their homes and communities.
The beauty of "Osmitay" lies not only in its message but also in the collaborative effort that went into creating this impactful work. Eric Ozario's captivating storytelling and the dedication of every actor involved in the project are commendable. Additionally, the unsung heroes working behind the scenes to promote and safeguard the Konkani language deserve our appreciation.
"Osmitay" is yet another commendable initiative from Mandd Sobhann Production, a name synonymous with artistic excellence. The organization's commitment to promoting Konkani culture and heritage was once again evident in this cinematic masterpiece.
The screening of "Osmitay" was an unforgettable evening that left every Konkan in attendance with a deep sense of pride and contentment. The movie beautifully showcased the resilience of the Konkani language and its cultural significance, reminding everyone of their duty to protect and nurture this invaluable heritage.
In a world that often forgets its roots, "Osmitay" urged all to cherish their linguistic identity and, like their ancestors, ensure that the Konkani language continues to thrive for generations to come. The screening was a testament to the enduring spirit of Konkanis, united by the language that defines their heritage. As they move forward, let "Osmitay" serve as a source of inspiration, encouraging everyone to be the torchbearers for the Konkani language and culture, keeping it alive within their homes and communities.
A brief stage program was held during the interval. Actor Ashwin D'Costa, MCC president Naveen D’Souza, founder member and advisor Jerald D'Mello, Mandd Sobhann Qatar representative Sunil D'Silva, vice president Shameen Lewis, general secretary Renzil D'Souza, and cultural secretary Meena Mascrenhas were present on the dais. Jerald D'Mello presented a memento to the lead actor Ashwin. President Naveen D'Souza presented Jerald D'Souza of JD Productions with a memento for taking the responsibility of movie screening in Qatar. Sunil D'Silva thanked the audience, MCC Qatar, on behalf of Mandd Sobhann for the success of this premiere show. Renzil D'Souza, general secretary, conducted the stage program.
MCC Qatar, the organizers, commended the entire cast and crew of "Osmitay," producer Luvi Baab, and Mandd Sobhann for making this event possible.